"In the studio"
Elisa Terranova, an American, was born in 1954 in the country of Liberia, Africa. Her Father's career in the American Foreign Service gave Elisa's family the opportunity to travel extensively abroad, and by 1972, they had lived in Africa, Spain, Yugoslavia, Pakistan and France. Eventually, Elisa settled in Arizona and in 1983, she studied art after a car accident left her permanently paralyzed.
In 1993 she earned her Master's Of Fine Arts Degree in painting at Arizona State University where she received the prestigious Phelps-Dodge award as well as other awards and scholarships for outstanding achievement.
In addition to exhibiting her work in numerous nationally juried shows, Elisa also participated in the CALL TO RISE exhibit at the Orlando Museum of Art, which traveled to the rotunda building at the Capitol in Washington, D.C. Jurors included renowned artist Frank Stella, and Barbara Haskell of the Whitney MOMA.
In 2003 and 2005, Elisa was invited to exhibit work at the Florence Biennale in Florence, Italy.
Creating shortART FILMS is one of Elisa's recent passions and she has been invited numerous times by the Sacramento French Film Festival to show her work. Her biograpghy is listed in MARQUIS WHO'S WHO OF AMERICAN WOMEN 2004-2005.
To date, she has had eight solo exhibitions, including "DIARY OF A MARTYR" which was exhibited at Sheppard Gallery Of Fine Arts at the University of Nevada. Elisa and her husband Mark currently reside in northern California with their five cats.

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